Mathematicians in France Use GNU/Linux

I guess I learned my maths a long time ago when mathematicians used chalk and pencils…

I stumbled upon web stats for the e-mail system of a French mathematical laboratory. They get hits from all over the world but most are from France. Interestingly the number 1 UserAgent is X11/Linux. In the top 15 UserAgents there are 4 representing 19.85% share. That other OS is there of course and also MacOS but GNU/Linux is tops.

See Web-mail Stats for CNRS.fr.

Interesting, eh? Do these guys buy retail? Pick from a menu provided by their organization? Install their own OS? They even have remote GNU/Linux sessions over SSH. Cool.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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